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and encourages students to stay in school and get a good education and pursue their dream. >> you guys, making in life, you can't do the bad things. you have to do what is right. i always stay away from negative people, people that do bad things. i stay away from those guys. i was going to be something. i do think i was going to be a positive influence in the world. >> posing with students holding his best-selling book, he is on mission. he knows some of the kids he meets is experiencing the same heartbreak and pain that he endured as a child. >> i didn't have anybody telling me i need to go to school. i didn't anybody go to work every day. i didn't want to get caught up in the cycle of growing up, dropping out of school, getting involved in drugs or violence. >> in his book, he tells his own story of growing up in a tough public housing project in memphis, tennessee. one of 12 children, living with his single parent mother who was constantly battling drug addiction. her failures caused michael and his siblings to be separated and sent to various foster homes. he recalls how df his early life
lived, when you think about the american dream, better education, student debt is an all time high. we have seen the housing bubble burst and better job and unemployment is so high. for adults to be less optimistic than their children may make sense. >> my parents lived through the great depression and all reminded me of that and the difficult times. it made a difference in my life. take a look at this. the next gallup poll, will your kids be better off than you, they are more cautious? >> they just lived through one of the worst recessions we've ever had and we are in the worst of the recoveries we've ever had. in most recent memory they are facing unemployment and wealth is down the stock market is up so there are reasons for optimism but adults in recent memory have so many things that have been going bad, it's tough to be optimistic. >> gregg: throw the next one up. i think it is interesting. it breaks down among gender. look at this. actually better life, homes, better education, girls are more optimistic than boys? >> that is very interesting. we have seen women and girls make tr
how to govern obesity in the homes. how about more physical education, i have one who needs to run around several times a day. how about parent who is think that diet soda is not the way to go? i prefer my kids to drink the soda and brush their teeth, instead of drrching diet sodasm i think this poll is like americans, parents are feeling an assault on personal freedom and how they raise their family, how they live their lives. >> another number i thought was interesting, only 26% of people in this poll say they trusted the federal government to do the right thing. only a quarter of americans. >> that's because, when you go to 2011 and see that seven months was dedicated to arguing about the debt ceiling. the debt ceiling, which does not one thing to add to the budget deficit. not one nickel of spenning, it's agreeing to pay the bill. we waited seven months and threaten ord credit rating. the american people are sick of that. they want action. they want their taxes low, as we just saw happen reinly in avoiding the fiscal cliff -- which came as i might add through bipartisanship. th
plan. we need jobs, educational access and helt -- there on the south side, there are no emergency rooms anymore, for example, for crisis intervention. so i am rather convinced that the full weight of our government must come -- we had a full intervention in birmingham, to stop will killing. 42 have been killed this year. we need -- we need a level of support in there we have never had before. >> eric: you do not see that in the federal government. 42 people have been killed just this past january. 157 shootings. you want a federal program similar to what happened in the 60s to deal with other programs? >> intervention, you have mentioned that, we need jobs intervention, we need to stop the gun flow and the drug flow in and the job flow out. >> eric: do you think that will happen? we have been talking about this for years. it is the right to have a gun in america, under the constitution. there is gun control in many cities. >> semi-automatic weapons are not just about guns. this is about national security. these weapons can shoot down airplanes. they can blow up railroads. this is
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